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Autism Support in Allerdale and Copeland

Autism Support Allerdale and Copeland began as a simple idea which was to support parents and carers who were looking after children with autism. “Initially we managed to get a thousand-pound grant which meant we could have group meetings in Distington Community Centre.”  said founder Shirley Murphy.  “My son was diagnosed with autism when he […]

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Chris Kamara Interview – Kammy Can Sing

When I was asked to interview Chris Kamara I assumed it was something to do with football or perhaps Ninja Warrior…. I was certainly not expecting to ask him about his Christmas album.  Chris ‘Kammy’ Kamara is known to many as being the voice of Saturday afternoon’s on Sky Sports with his on-air gaffes and […]

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A Sustainable Christmas

Yule was a pagan feast that observed midwinter rebirth, while Christians honour the birth of Jesus at Christmas but with traditions on the decline, our modern celebrations threaten to develop into little more than a show of excessive consumption. We have been convinced our obligation is to part with crippling levels of hard-earned cash on […]

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Theatre Royal – Break A Leg

We are a long way from the bright lights of London’s West End but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a regular night at the theatre in West Cumbria. I have been lucky enough to attend a few shows at Workington’s charming Theatre Royal this year and it made me wonder how much work is […]

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The Bishop Of Barf

Excerpt from The Little Book of Cumbria Written by David Ramshaw Image courtesy of Jamie Powe   This is the Bishop of Barf, a memorial to a foolish wager.  In 1783 the newly appointed Bishop of Derry, now Londonderry, was in the area and stayed at the Swan Hotel in Thornthwaite (now closed).  He wagered […]

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Editors Pick… November – December 2019

Editors Pick… November – December 2019 The nights are long which makes it the perfect time of year to get out there and party. Adam Ant: Friend or Foe Tour   18 November The Sands Centre Pop icon, Adam Ant performs his landmark, solo album ‘Friend or Foe’ in its entirety along with his classic […]

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No White Christmas for some Cumbrians

It’s getting cold and dark here but in Australia, it’s the opposite.  The days are getting longer and summer is on its way.  We caught up with a few Cumbrians that have made the move down South – maybe you recognise a few familiar faces – our lot prove you might be able to take […]

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New Music November / December 2019

In this issue we feature two ethereal songstresses and two rockin’ bands. So sit up, open those ears and engage in some romantic acoustic vibes, a hearty helping of indie pop, a staunch slice of stoner rock and a huge hot mug of all-female dream pop. Rachael Caine Rachael is a singer/songwriter from Workington who […]

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Earthy, Ethereal Escapism from Feather and the Wild

Earthy, Ethereal Escapism When I ask Victoria Irving where her ideas come from for Feather and Wild she finds it difficult to explain: “It’s like a feeling or emotion you get when you’re out in the fells. I can’t describe it because I don’t know where it comes from. It’s a bit dark, deep and […]

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Carlisle Guide Issue 49: November / December 2019

Welcome to the Christmas edition of The Guide. Of course, you don’t need me to tell you it’s the festive season because you probably picked this magazine up from your local supermarket, shop, pub, waiting room or restaurant and, chances are, the Christmas music is already on heavy rotation. Half of you will be fit […]

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